List of Acts of the 3rd Session of the 55th Parliament of the United Kingdom
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List of Acts of the 3rd Session of the 55th Parliament of the United Kingdom

This is a list of Acts of the 3rd session of the 55th Parliament of the United Kingdom, which ran from 8 May 2013[1] until 14 May 2014.[2]

Acts passed since 1963 are cited by calendar year,[3] as opposed to the convention used for earlier Acts of citing the regnal year(s) in which the relevant parliamentary session was held.[4] Each Act passed in a respective year is given a chapter number (abbreviated "c."), denoted by Arabic numerals in the case of Public General Acts, lowercase Roman numerals in the case of Local Acts, or italicised Arabic numerals in the case of Personal Acts. These run as separate series.[5]

34 Acts of Parliament were passed by the 55th Parliament in its 3rd session: 30 Public General Acts and 4 Local Acts.

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Public General Acts

Short titleCitationRoyal Assent
Long title
2013 c. 28
17 July 2013
An Act to authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2014; to authorise both the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund and the application of income for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised for that year by this Act and by the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2013.
2013 c. 29
17 July 2013
An Act to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance.
2013 c. 30
17 July 2013
An Act to make provision for the marriage of same sex couples in England and Wales, about gender change by married persons and civil partners, about consular functions in relation to marriage, for the marriage of armed forces personnel overseas, for permitting marriages according to the usages of belief organisations to be solemnized on the authority of certificates of a superintendent registrar, for the review of civil partnership, for the review of survivor benefits under occupational pension schemes, and for connected purposes.
2013 c. 31
21 November 2013
An Act to make provision authorising expenditure in preparation for a high speed railway transport network.
2013 c. 32
18 December 2013
An Act to make provision for the setting of a decarbonisation target range and duties in relation to it; for or in connection with reforming the electricity market for purposes of encouraging low carbon electricity generation or ensuring security of supply; for the establishment and functions of the Office for Nuclear Regulation; about the government pipe-line and storage system and rights exercisable in relation to it; about the designation of a strategy and policy statement; about domestic supplies of gas and electricity; for extending categories of activities for which energy licences are required; for the making of orders requiring regulated persons to provide redress to consumers of gas or electricity; about offshore transmission of electricity during a commissioning period; for imposing fees in connection with certain costs incurred by the Secretary of State; about smoke and carbon monoxide alarms; and for connected purposes.
2013 c. 33
18 December 2013
An Act to make further provision about banking and other financial services, including provision about the Financial Services Compensation Scheme; to make provision for the amounts owed in respect of certain deposits to be treated as a preferential debt on insolvency; to make further provision about payment systems and securities settlement systems; to make provision about the accounts of the Bank of England and its wholly owned subsidiaries; to make provision in relation to persons providing claims management services; and for connected purposes.
2014 c. 1
30 January 2014
An Act to establish a Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme and make related provision; and to make provision about the resolution of certain insurance disputes.
2014 c. 2
30 January 2014
An Act to make provision for and in connection with the abolition of the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England; to make provision about the accounts of local and certain other public authorities and the auditing of those accounts; to make provision about the appointment, functions and regulation of local auditors; to make provision about data matching; to make provision about examinations by the Comptroller and Auditor General relating to English local and other public authorities; to make provision about the publication of information by smaller authorities; to make provision about compliance with codes of practice on local authority publicity; to make provision about access to meetings and documents of local government bodies; to make provision about council tax referendums; to make provision about polls consequent on parish meetings; and for connected purposes.
2014 c. 3
30 January 2014
An Act to make provision approving for the purposes of section 8 of the European Union Act 2011 certain draft decisions under Article 352 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
2014 c. 4
30 January 2014
An Act to make provision for establishing and maintaining a register of persons carrying on the business of consultant lobbying and to require those persons to be entered in the register; to make provision about expenditure and donations for political purposes; to make provision about the Electoral Commission's functions with respect to compliance with requirements imposed by or by virtue of enactments; to make provision relating to a trade union's duty to maintain a register of members under section 24 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; and for connected purposes.
2014 c. 5
13 March 2014
An Act to authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2008, 31 March 2009, 31 March 2010, 31 March 2011, 31 March 2012, 31 March 2013, 31 March 2014 and 31 March 2015; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for the years ending with 31 March 2013, 31 March 2014 and 31 March 2015; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the years ending with 31 March 2008, 31 March 2009, 31 March 2010, 31 March 2011, 31 March 2012, 31 March 2013 and 31 March 2014.
2014 c. 6
13 March 2014
An Act to make provision about children, families, and people with special educational needs or disabilities; to make provision about the right to request flexible working; and for connected purposes.
2014 c. 7
13 March 2014
An Act to make provision in relation to national insurance contributions; and for connected purposes.
2014 c. 8
13 March 2014
An Act to make provision in connection with applications for naturalisation as a British citizen made by members or former members of the armed forces.
2014 c. 9
13 March 2014
An Act to promote gender equality in the provision by the Government of development assistance and humanitarian assistance to countries outside the United Kingdom, and for connected purposes.
2014 c. 10
13 March 2014
An Act to amend the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 in relation to the permitted signatories of notices; and for connected purposes.
2014 c. 11
13 March 2014
An Act to make provision about the release, and supervision after release, of offenders; to make provision about the extension period for extended sentence prisoners; to make provision about community orders and suspended sentence orders; and for connected purposes.
2014 c. 12
13 March 2014
An Act to make provision about anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder, including provision about recovery of possession of dwelling-houses; to make provision amending the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, the Police Act 1997, Schedules 7 and 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000, the Extradition Act 2003 and Part 3 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011; to make provision about firearms, about sexual harm and violence and about forced marriage; to make provision about the police, the Independent Police Complaints Commission and the Serious Fraud Office; to make provision about invalid travel documents; to make provision about criminal justice and court fees; and for connected purposes.
2014 c. 13
13 March 2014
An Act to make provision about donations, loans and related transactions for political purposes in connection with Northern Ireland; to amend the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 and the Northern Ireland Act 1998; to make provision about the registration of electors and the administration of elections in Northern Ireland; and to make miscellaneous amendments in the law relating to Northern Ireland.
2014 c. 14
14 May 2014
An Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to co-operative societies, community benefit societies and other societies registered or treated as registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission.
2014 c. 15
14 May 2014
An Act to make provision about deep sea mining; and for connected purposes.
2014 c. 16
14 May 2014
An Act to make further provision about the distribution of estates of deceased persons and to amend the law relating to the powers of trustees.
2014 c. 17
14 May 2014
An Act to make provision about the licensing and advertising of gambling.
2014 c. 18
14 May 2014
An Act to make provision about intellectual property.
2014 c. 19
14 May 2014
An Act to make provision about pensions and about benefits payable to people in connection with bereavement; and for connected purposes.
2014 c. 20
14 May 2014
An Act to make provision in connection with any arrangements that may be made by the Secretary of State with respect to the provision to the Secretary of State of defence procurement services; to make provision relating to defence procurement contracts awarded, or amended, otherwise than as the result of a competitive process; to make provision in relation to the reserve forces of the Crown; and for connected purposes.
2014 c. 21
14 May 2014
An Act to make provision about the water industry; about compensation for modification of licences to abstract water; about main river maps; about records of waterworks; for the regulation of the water environment; about the provision of flood insurance for household premises; about internal drainage boards; about Regional Flood and Coastal Committees; and for connected purposes.
2014 c. 22
14 May 2014
An Act to make provision about immigration law; to limit, or otherwise make provision about, access to services, facilities and employment by reference to immigration status; to make provision about marriage and civil partnership involving certain foreign nationals; to make provision about the acquisition of citizenship by persons unable to acquire it because their fathers and mothers were not married to each other and provision about the removal of citizenship from persons whose conduct is seriously prejudicial to the United Kingdom's vital interests; and for connected purposes.
2014 c. 23
14 May 2014
An Act to make provision to reform the law relating to care and support for adults and the law relating to support for carers; to make provision about safeguarding adults from abuse or neglect; to make provision about care standards; to establish and make provision about Health Education England; to establish and make provision about the Health Research Authority; to make provision about integrating care and support with health services; and for connected purposes.
2014 c. 24
14 May 2014
An Act to make provision for resignation from the House of Lords; and to make provision for the expulsion of Members of the House of Lords in specified circumstances.

Local Acts

Short titleCitationRoyal Assent
Long title
2013 c. v
18 December 2013
An Act to confer further powers upon local authorities in London and upon Transport for London; and for related purposes.
2013 c. vi
18 December 2013
An Act to amend the constitution of the Humber Bridge Board and to confer new borrowing and other powers on it; to make new provision for the recovery of any deficit of the Board from local authorities in the area; to confer new powers for the setting and revision of tolls and to make other provision for and in connection with the operation of the bridge; and for connected purposes.
2013 c. vii
18 December 2013
An Act to amend the provision for the control of street trading in the City of London; to make provision relating to City walkways; and for related purposes.
2014 c. i
30 January 2014
An Act to confer powers on Hertfordshire County Council in relation to filming on highways; and for related purposes.

References

  1. ^ House of Commons, Journals of the House of Commons, 269, p. 1.
  2. ^ House of Commons, Journals of the House of Commons, 269, p. 910.
  3. ^ Acts of Parliament Numbering and Citation Act 1962, 10 & 11 Eliz. 2. c. 34, s. 1.
  4. ^ Law Commission; Scottish Law Commission, Report on the Interpretation Act 1889 and certain other enactments relating to the construction and operation of Acts of Parliament and other instruments (PDF), (Cmnd. 7235; Law Com. No. 90; Scot Law Com. No. 53, 1978) para. 7A; cf. An Act for shortening the Language used in Acts of Parliament, 13 & 14 Vict. c. 21, s. 3 (now rep.) and the Interpretation Act 1889, 52 & 53 Vict. c. 63, s. 35(1) (now rep.).
  5. ^ Erskine May, para. 30.75, archived from the original on 9 September 2021, retrieved 2021.

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